The concept is based on a clock as a metaphor for time, change and memory, elements that play an important role in the lives of Lindestedes elderly residents; this idea also stems from the way the buildings physically resemble a clock rotating around its axis. Divided into different sections, these components work together to stimulate interaction and communication between the residents and life outside Lindestede in a logic, natural way.
A chrildrens farm is constructed near the front entrance of the building, acting as a bridge between the town and Lindestede, to encourage mutual use, generating participation and conversation, as well as physical contact -with the animals as 'excuse'.
A meadow with horses extends into Lindestedes private gardens; the horses can be spotted from time to time within the inner courtyards of the complex. Different horses form the town spend time here, among them the Friesian horse that is a native thoroughbred dating back to the 13th century.
Stretched fields echo the history and origin of the surrounding landscape. Residents, families, and schools are invited to grow vegetable, herb and flower gardens.
Evaluation of the project was envisioned (but not realized) minimum a year after its completion. Assessing the garden is essential; the intended effects of the design need to be able to root first. Observers, residents, staff, visitors, artists and architect plan to record experiences to be published as publication or documentary, including reflections of others with specific knowledge, experience or vision related to the project.